Tona Hangen

I am a social and cultural historian, centered on the United States in the twentieth century, but extending my work forward to the present and backward well into the nineteenth century. My research interests have focused on the rich and complex intersection between religion, media and culture, and the cultural implications of media and other socially constructed technologies. In my first book, Redeeming the Dial: Radio, Religion, and Popular Culture in America (UNC Chapel Hill, 2002), I told the story of radio evangelism during radio’s Golden Age, exploring some of the medium’s early innovators as well as the devotional culture of their listeners.


Articles/Essays – Volume 42, No. 4

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